Welcome to our weekly new music roundup, a new feature we'll be doing here on GuitarWorld.com where we collect all the new tracks that have debuted over the course of the past week -- whether we got around to posting about them or not -- all in one place so you can catch up over the weekend.
Three wineglasses are lifted high in the candlelit ambience of a tony Hollywood restaurant. Like some latter-day version of the three musketeers, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen are toasting the beginning of this year's G3 Tour, which kicks off in Phoenix on October 9.
It's another unseasonably hot summer day in Burbank, California. But inside a small rehearsal and recording studio on the city's industrial outskirts, five musicians are staying remarkably cool, even as they rack their brains to remember how to play a new song they're practicing.
The February 2012 issue of Guitar World magazine is available now. Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, Roger Waters and Nick Mason tell the story behind the making of Meddle and Wish You Were Here, the two prog-rock classics that book-ended their 1973 masterpiece, The Dark Side of the Moon.
Finding that perfect guitar can also be choosing a certain style of playing. Naturally, you should be able to play any style of music on any guitar, but the glaring truth is some guitars are better suited for certain musical styles than others. You wouldn’t necessarily show up at a Wes Montgomery covers gig with a B.C. Rich, much less play Slipknot’s songs with a D’Aquisto hollow body.
Here's an easy way to pull off some very fast and exotic arpeggios without even breaking a sweat. My entire approach to playing has always been making things easy, and I love licks that sound way harder than they really are. I like to think of it as working smarter, not harder.
For more than two decades, death metal legends Cannibal Corpse have enjoyed a very rabid fan-following in the heavy metal world. The extreme nature of their music, album artwork and lyrical themes has been hugely iconic. Starting with early albums like Eaten Back To Life and Butchered At Birth, right up to the most recent releases like Kill and Evisceration Plague, they have invariably come up with music that has satisfied fans of this sub-genre.